“Antique Trucks” an article written by David G.. Zsido presents a fact filled guide to the evolution and use of trucks in their early days in Rutland and the State.
The first trucks appeared at the end of the19th century, basically resembling horse drawn wagons. They progressed from simple covered cab styles to the trucks that we see on the road today.
Mr. Zsdio examines and describes a notable variety, including two used by the Rutland Railway Light and Power Company. They are shown with their crews listed by name. Another shows one of the first Mack trucks of 1919 with Jack Grace its owner on board. Several pictures with Ward’s Busses that operated in Rutland during the late 20’s are included as well. In conclusion there are three pictures of a 40’s Dodge Truck that belonged to Rutland’s familiar Popcorn Man in its last stages.
A last minute handwritten letter by the author with additional updated information brings this informative article to a satisfactory ending.